A Short Film by Denis McArdle
35mm / Ireland / Colour
Duration 12.40 min
© 2004 Songway Films


THE FILM-MAKERS:

Established by Denis McArdle in to create quality film and television production. Work includes the award-winning documentaries Poochers and The Nook. Songway Films has collaborated with Irish Artist Anthony Kelly on three short experimental films. Songway Films is currently developing two feature films.
 
Established by John McDonnell to produce shorts and feature films for international markets. In the three years since its inception Fantastic Films has been involved in numerous multi award-winning short-films such as The Making of a Prodigy, Close and Burning the Bed as well as award-winning feature films including Song for A Raggy Boy. Fantastic Films is currently developing a number of feature films with various directors along with a slate of short films.
 

Burning the Bed was made under the RTÉ/Irish Film Board joint scheme: Short Cuts. This scheme allows Irish Film Makers to make dramas in the short film format with a small but useful budget and a certain amount of exposure guaranteed—the films are shown on RTÉ (Ireland’s national broadcaster) and at several film festivals both in Ireland and internationally. The scheme deliberately looks for works of imagination that will be executed cinematically with visual flair.